Associate, Research Monitoring & Evaluation (RM&E)

Job Description

Position: Associate, Research Monitoring & Evaluation (RM&E)
Type of employment: Full time
Location: Ho Chi Minh and other project sites
Expected to start: March 2018


Room to Read (RtR) is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income countries during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions.

By focusing on the quality of education provided within the communities and ensuring these outcomes are measured, we have created a model that can be replicated, localized and sustained by governments. Room to Read has benefited 11.5 million children across over 20,000 communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia, and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020.


As an Associate RM&E, s/he will support the RtR Viet Nam Country research monitoring and evaluation Lead/Manager (RM&EO) in planning, monitoring and reporting RtR programs such as Girls’ Education Program (GEP), Literacy Program (LP): School Library (SL), Quality Reading Materials (QRM). S/he will also be responsible for supporting and maintaining the Global Solutions Database (GSD), a project database, involving the program teams of RtR Viet Nam.

The position will report directly to the RM&E Lead/Manager and will have regular interactions with program staff.


  • In collaboration with the RtR VN RM&E Lead/Manager design, implement and analyze Data Quality Monitoring (DQM) activities for all of Room to Read’s programs.
  • Conduct survey, research for programs with assigned by RM&E Lead/Manager.
  • Synthesize, analyze data and write concise report after field visits. Report will include:
    • Identify key issues around program quality and links between monitoring and evaluation and quality assurance and improvement.
    • Recommend improvements to RM&E Lead/Manager to more efficiently and effectively manage each program based on M&E findings.
  • Travel regularly throughout the year in project sites to oversee the implementation of our RM&E work, and verification of data related to Global Indicators (GIs).
  • Monthly checking in GSD:
    • To ensure data is entered on time.
    • Checking of quality and completeness to ensure School Library and GEP GIs collection.
    • Working with program team to verify data, and generate quarterly report in GSD for RM&E Lead/Manager for data analysis and project status.
  • Other tasks when assigned.



  • University/college background, having knowledge or holding degree on related field, i.e. education, development
  • At least 3 year experiences working in the development organizations
  • Proven skills in technical or monitoring provision
  • Good communication both in Vietnamese and English
  • Good practice in Microsoft Word: WinWord, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Professional working style
  • Open-minded, sympathetic and non-criticized behavior
  • Have abilities of working independently and under high pressure with result-oriented principle
  • Able to travel as required
  • Proven technical competence in research and monitoring and evaluation methods
  • Have an analytical skills
  • Prior experience living and/or working in rural areas
  • Good knowledge and understanding of education issues, including community involvement in schools

To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:

  • Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization
  • Be an innovative and creative thinker that tries new things and inspires others to do so
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment

Application Procedure:

We regret that we cannot respond to all applicants personally due to high applicant volume.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing

the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Room to Read
Ho Chi Minh and other project sites
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2018-01-15